Pearl Lake Connection Trail, Pearl Lake State Park , Colorado

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About Pearl Lake Connection Trail, Pearl Lake State Park :

Permitted uses: Foot and bike
Miles paved: 0
Miles non-paved: .6
Total distance: .6
Usage: Medium
Degree of difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 8,000
ADA accessible: No
Comments: This hike down to the dam and back makes an excellent 1 hour easy hike. Enjoy the trees with views of Pearl Lake and Farewell Mountain. Continues onto Forest Service Coulton Creek trail for up to 6 miles one way.
Pets: Yes, on leash and under control.  

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About Pearl Lake Connection Trail, Pearl Lake State Park :
Pearl Lake State Park, at the base of Hahn's Peak, is in Routt County, Colorado near the town of Hahn's Peak, Colorado and is north of Steamboat Springs. Pearl Lake is named for M. Pearl Hartt, the wife of pioneer sheep rancher, John Kelly Hartt. John Kelly Hartt was a principle owner of three of the largest sheep companies in U.S. history Pioneer, Cow Creek and Yellowstone. The sheep wintered near Rawlins, Wyoming. The Cow Creek and Pioneer sheep summered near Hahn's Peak, Colorado in the place that is now Pearl Lake. John Kelly Hartt died in the early 1950s, eventually resulting in the sale of the land by his wife, Pearl, to the U.S. Forest Service. That sale was thought to be the event that shifted this region from primarily agricultural to primarily recreational. Recreational opportunities in Pearl State Park include camping, boating, fishing and picnicking. There are 36 campsites amongst the forest of fir, spruce and pine. In addition to tent camping, trailers and small mo
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